(Shared at Harvest Rock – Sunday November 13, 2016)
To the people of Harvest Rock.
Last night a new President was elected. This morning I felt inspired to write this letter to a precious group of people who God has given me the privilege of both knowing and pastoring.
To say the least, I am both concerned with and sensitive to the feelings of my flock. Fear, frustration, disappointment, concern, devastation are feelings that some may have. Others may be happy, satisfied and relieved that this most extraordinary election has finally concluded.
Yes, Donald Trump has been elected President of the greatest nation in the world – The United States of America.
I am reminded of both the opening words of the Declaration of Independence and the words inscribed at the Statue of Liberty. The Declaration of Independence begins with these words – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that amount these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’. The words at the Statue of Liberty – ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free’.
To all I share these following words of both hope and comfort:
- Be encouraged that for the Christian God is our leader and that He will glorify His name in this coming new season.
- God will always provide for those who choose to obey Him. He will always protect and speak words of hope, comfort and encouragement to those who choose to both obey and serve Him.
I sense that this election is an opportunity for the church to show His great love by choosing to unite in our passion and love for Him and His people.
Could it be that through this election, God will bring a great spiritual awakening to this country and that His church would rise up to be His agent for hope and comfort for all Americans during this time.
Let us choose to unite and to love one another and to encourage one another to be faithful to Him at this time.
Let us also take the high road. Instead of complaining and perhaps feeling disenfranchised, let us choose to obey Gods word and pray for those who are in government leadership over us. This is God’s word to us.
Remember, the son will come out tomorrow. The Constitution and the protection it provides will still be there. Finally, God is still our God.